Margaret Martin Griffy(1928 - 2014)

Margaret Martin Griffy

Margaret Martin Griffy, age 85 of Clarksville, died Wednesday, March 5, 2014.

She was born August 13, 1928 in Dotsonville, TN to the late Brad and Pauline Morrow Martin. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Vernon Houston Martin and James Bradley Martin.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 8th at 1 p.m., at the Chapel of Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Funeral Home, with Phillip Hinton officiating. Burial will follow at Dotsonville Church of Christ Cemetery. Visitation will be on Friday, March 7th from 5 to 7 p.m., and on Saturday from 12 Noon until the hour of service, at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Mike Swift, Steve Winn, Christopher Winn, Timothy Winn, Keith Wilson and Kent Griffy. Honorary Pallbearer will be Hubert Lee Griffy.

Ms. Griffy married the love of her life, Virgil Griffy, on April 12, 1946 in Rossville, GA. She worked for the PX at Fort Campbell for most of 30 years, and had many fond memories of the people she worked with during that time. After retirement, she volunteered at Memorial Hospital and the Clarksville Museum. Working in the gift shop at the museum gave her great pleasure. She loved her cats, going to lunch with friends, and cooking. Many pies were made and given away during her life.

She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Virgil "Tate" Griffy; daughter, Shirley Griffy Winn (Michael); four grandchildren, Timothy, Christopher, Steven and Jessica Winn; four great-grandchildren, Meagan, Alex and Carly Winn, and Maria Lafferty; several nieces, whom she loved greatly; and special friends, Linda Harris and Brenda Medina.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to the nurses and caretakers at Clarksville Nursing and Rehab, who have been very caring.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the , 4825 Trousdale Drive, Nashville, TN 37220; or to Dotsonville Church of Christ, in care of Kent Griffy, 1925 York Road, Clarksville, TN 37042.

Arrangements entrusted to Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Funeral Home, 1510 Madison Street, Clarksville, TN 37040; (931) 645-6488. Online condolences may be made at


Funeral Home

Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Funeral Home
1510 Madison Street Clarksville, TN 37040
(931) 645-6488

Published in The Leaf Chronicle on Mar. 7, 2014